Padres claim OF Castellanos off waivers from Texas
PHOENIX (AP) The San Diego Padres have claimed outfielder Alex Castellanos off waivers from the Texas Rangers.
The Padres made the move Friday, a day after he was designated for assignment by Texas.
The 27-year-old Castellanos played 24 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers over the past two seasons, hitting a combined .171 with two home runs. He batted .257 with 19 home runs, 61 RBI and 19 stolen bases with Triple-A Albuquerque last year.
Castellanos went 3 for 9 this spring with Texas.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Padres put left-hander Cory Luebke on the 60-day disabled list. The pitcher had Tommy John surgery last month.